Mahurangi News

Political theatrics at candidates meeting

Marja Lubeck said she would continue to be a strong local voice. Jonathan Killick After several postponements, the Wellsford candidates’ debate nearly reached its 100-person maximum under Level 2.5 when it was finally...... Read More

Northland Waste vexed over recycling centre upgrades

Northland Waste’s state-of-the-art recycling centre planned for Sandspit Road. Northland Waste has blasted Auckland Council for allocating millions of dollars to upgrade recycling centres in Mahurangi, saying the investment is a waste of money...... Read More

Waste Management defiant over landfill

The prospect of a landfill in the Dome Valley has sparked relentless opposition. Waste Management remains committed to its plans to construct a landfill in the Dome Valley despite the rising tide of opposition, which now includes Auckland Council. The...... Read More

Veteran finally honoured

Annie May Ballantine, centre, with RSA women’s section president Diane Wilson and Warkworth RSA president Bob Harrison. It took a long time in coming, but Warkworth resident Annie May Ballantine, known to everyone as “Joan”, was finally...... Read More

Strong easterly winds see godwits blown way off course

Godwit 13 touches down in Snells Beach after stops in China and Alaska. Juvenile godwits embark on their first 12,000km journey at just 14 weeks old. All photos, Michele MacKenzie Exhausted birds crave some peace and quiet to help them recuperate. Strong...... Read More

Emergency Wrap Up

The back of the bus had melted by the time fire crews arrived. Sizzling stagecoach extinguished The driver of the 995 bus from Warkworth to Hibiscus Coast Station got a fright last month when the back of his bus burst into flames. The bus was parked...... Read More

Lions accept eftpos

No spare change? No problem. Warkworth Lions Club will this year accept eftpos payments for street sales of its raffle tickets. The Lions are currently selling tickets for their popular annual raffle on Warkworth streets and at Matakana Village Farmers...... Read More

Carpark charges gone after AT bows out

There is free parking at Sandspit Car Park, but for how long? Visitors heading to Sandspit to launch a boat or catch a ferry now have the option of free parking at Sandspit Car Park. The unexpected bonus came after management of the carpark transferred...... Read More

Movie night saved

A band of children seek a long-lost fortune in The Goonies. Despite the cancellation of the Kowhai Festival’s Huge Day Out, the festival committee has managed to save the annual movie night. It will be held on Halloween (Saturday, October 31)...... Read More